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Pet Vaccinations Prevent Devastating Disease

Vaccinations for family dogs at Rocky Point Animal Hospital

Having your pet immunized at Rocky Point Animal Hospital is the easiest and quickest way to prevent disease. We begin your pet’s vaccination program when your pet is about 6 to 8 weeks old.

Of course, knowing what vaccinations not to give is also important. We always tailor the vaccinations your pet receives by taking into account his or her lifestyle and how much contact there will be with other animals. No two pets are alike and this customization makes sure that your pet is not receiving vaccinations he or she does not need. For example, even if your pet is mostly an "indoor" or "at home" pet, if he boards or goes to a groomer frequently, a bordetella vaccine is recommended.

Core vaccines to help maintain your dog’s health include:

  • Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis, and Adenovirus vaccines generally given as a “combo”
  • Rabies

Likewise, core vaccines for cats are:

  • Rabies
  • Feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, and calcivirus, which is also a “combo” vaccine
  • Feline leukemia for any cats that will go outdoors

Most puppies and kittens require several rounds of vaccines to make sure the immune system is protected and strengthened, as well as deworming. The lifestyle of your pet is always taken into consideration when we decide what types of parasite prevention are needed.

Pet Heartworm Prevention

Because heartworm is such a serious health threat, we want to make sure that your pet is protected against this easily preventable disease. Your pet will be tested for heartworm at his or her yearly check-up, and Rocky Point Animal Hospital will prescribe a monthly heartworm preventive medication for your pet to take year round.

Each time you bring your pet in for a visit, we will review his or her individualized records and recommend vaccine boosters as needed. We look forward to your questions about disease and parasite prevention, so feel free to ask them at your pet’s wellness visit or call our office.